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When Should You Call a Professional Mold Remediation Company?

Mold Remediation - When Should You Call a Professional Company?

Most people will encounter mold at some point in their lives. While mold is often harmless, it can sometimes be dangerous. If you think you might have a mold problem, it's important to know when to call a professional company for help.

What is mold, and why is it dangerous?

Mold is a fungus that thrives in moist environments and can grow indoors and outdoors. As it grows, it releases spores that can cause allergic reactions, asthma attacks, and respiratory infections. In extreme cases, mold exposure can lead to bigger complications.

How can you tell if you have a mold problem in your home or office building?

One of the most important indoor environmental health concerns is mold. Mold spores are small enough to enter your lungs and cause respiratory problems, such as wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, sinus congestion, and sneezing. People with lung diseases, such as asthma or emphysema, or weakened immune systems are at an increased risk of developing mold infections in their lungs.

Additionally, mold produces toxins (mycotoxins) that can cause problems in humans and animals. Here are a few things you can look for in your home or business:

  • Discolored walls or ceilings
  • Musty odors
  • Peeling paint
  • Water stains
  • Dampness and condensation on windows.

If you see any of these signs, it is important to have a professional come and assess the situation as soon as possible.

What are the health risks associated with mold exposure?

While most mold is relatively harmless, some types can cause health problems. Exposure to mold can irritate the skin, eyes, nose, and throat. In people with asthma or other respiratory conditions, mold can cause difficulty breathing and trigger an asthma attack. Some types of mold produce toxins called mycotoxins.

These toxins can cause a range of symptoms, from headaches and nausea to bleeding lungs and liver damage. In people with weakened immune systems, mold exposure can lead to serious infections. As a result, it is important to be aware of the potential health risks associated with mold exposure and to avoid it whenever possible.

When should you call a professional company for mold remediation services?

The longer you wait, the more damage mold can do. A mold remediation company will be able to assess the extent of the problem and develop a plan to remove the mold and prevent it from coming back. Don't take chances with your health or your property - if you think mold might be a problem, call a Bio-One of Poway today.

Many people are familiar with mold and its dangers, but few know how to identify it or what to do if they find it in their home or office building. The first thing you should do is contact a professional remediation company. The cost of mold remediation varies depending on the scope of the problem, but it is generally quite expensive. The process can take several weeks to complete and often requires special equipment and training.

There are many myths about mold removal and remediation services, so be sure to do your research before hiring a company. If you need mold remediation services, do not hesitate to call Bio-One of Poway. Our team of certified professionals will work quickly and efficiently to eliminate all mold traces in your home or office building!

Mold remediation - Before and after.
Bio-One of Poway is a Micro-certified Mold Remediation Company!

HELP FIRST, BUSINESS SECOND!

Bio-One is always ready to react to unanticipated events like death, significant accidents, and hazardous situations. In the following areas of San Diego County, we provide cleaning and restoration services:

Sanitation, Disinfection & Decontamination Services

  • Crime scene cleanup
  • Blood and bodily fluids cleanup
  • Suicide cleanup
  • Homicide cleanup
  • Unattended death cleanup
  • Biohazard cleanup
  • Feces and bodily fluids cleanup
  • Mold Remediation
  • Odor removal
  • Virus Disinfection
  • Fentanyl cleanup
  • Tear gas cleanup
  • Emergency vehicle decontamination
  • Sewage backup cleanup
  • Medical Waste disposal

Hoarding Cleanup and Decluttering Services

  • Hoarding cleanup services
  • Animal hoarding cleanup
  • Junk removal
  • Deep cleaning 
  • Gross filth cleanup
  • Hazardous waste removal
  • Homeless encampment cleanup

Your Local Last Responder for Life's Most Difficult Situations

Bio-One is the best choice for helping and supporting victims and their families if a suicide, homicide, unattended death, crime scene, or trauma takes place. In addition to emergency services, Bio-One, a locally-owned company, also offers biohazard cleanup services for commercial and residential properties.

We understand that biohazardous material can be a great source of stress for property owners, so we work quickly and efficiently to minimize the disruption it causes.

We collaborate with local law enforcement, neighborhoods, emergency services personnel, victim support organizations, hoarding task forces, apartment complexes, insurance company carriers, and others to provide the best service possible. 

Proudly Serving San Diego County & Surrounding Communities

We proudly serve the following San Diego County, CA cities and surrounding communities: Cardiff, Del Mar, Descanso, El Cajon, Encinitas, Mount Laguna, Poway, Ramona, Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego, Santee, and Solana Beach, among others.

Bio-One of Poway is a proud member of the Poway Chamber of Commerce. Our feces and urine cleaning services are available 24/7, 365 days a year. We have the expertise to promptly tackle any crime scene and biohazard cleanup situation. Give us a call at 858-261-4527 for a free estimate!

Bio-One of Poway - The Dangers of Black Mold and What to Do if You Find it

When it comes to mold, there are a lot of different colors and types that can be found both indoors and outdoors. While some types of mold are harmless, others can be quite dangerous – especially black mold. Keep on reading to discover the dangers of black mold and why you should hire Bio-One’s mold remediation services!

Black mold, or Stachybotrys chartarum, is a type of mold that is dark green or black in color. It is commonly found in humid or damp areas, such as basements, bathrooms, and kitchens. This mold thrives in warm conditions with little or no ventilation.

The Dangers of Black Mold

While black mold is not necessarily more dangerous than other types of mold, it can cause various health problems if inhaled. These health problems can range from mild to severe; in some cases, black mold can even be deadly. Some of the health problems that black mold can cause include:

  • Allergic reactions include sneezing, coughing, watery eyes, and skin irritation.
  • Respiratory problems, such as difficulty breathing and shortness of breath.
  • Neurological problems, such as headaches, memory loss, and dizziness.
  • Immune system problems.

If you think you may have black mold in your home, it is important to take action immediately. The first step is to identify the source of the moisture that is causing the mold to grow. Once the source of moisture has been identified, it should be fixed. Once the moisture problem has been fixed, a professional should remove the mold.

Mold Remediation Services: How Bio-One Can Help

If you have black mold in your home, Bio-One is here to help. We offer professional black mold remediation services, using the latest technology and equipment to safely and effectively remove black mold from your home. We also offer a wide range of other services, such as water damage restoration, fire damage restoration, and more.

Black mold cleanup by Bio-One of Poway.
This is what black mold looks like in your home or business!

HELP FIRST, BUSINESS SECOND!

Bio-One is always ready to react to unanticipated events like death, significant accidents, and hazardous situations. In the following areas of San Diego County, we provide cleaning and restoration services:

Sanitation, Disinfection & Decontamination Services

  • Crime scene cleanup
  • Blood and bodily fluids cleanup
  • Suicide cleanup
  • Homicide cleanup
  • Unattended death cleanup
  • Biohazard cleanup
  • Feces and bodily fluids cleanup
  • Mold Remediation
  • Odor removal
  • Virus Disinfection
  • Fentanyl cleanup
  • Tear gas cleanup
  • Emergency vehicle decontamination
  • Sewage backup cleanup
  • Medical Waste disposal

Hoarding Cleanup and Decluttering Services

  • Hoarding cleanup services
  • Animal hoarding cleanup
  • Junk removal
  • Deep cleaning 
  • Gross filth cleanup
  • Hazardous waste removal
  • Homeless encampment cleanup

Your Local Last Responder for Life's Most Difficult Situations

Bio-One is the finest choice for assisting victims and their families if a suicide, homicide, unattended death, crime scene, or traumatic situation occurs. In addition to emergency services, Bio-One, a locally-owned company, also offers biohazard cleanup services for commercial and residential properties.

We understand that biohazardous material can be a great source of stress for property owners, so we work quickly and efficiently to minimize the disruption it causes.

We collaborate with local law enforcement, neighborhoods, emergency services personnel, victim support organizations, hoarding task forces, apartment complexes, insurance company carriers, and others to provide the best service possible. 

Proudly Serving San Diego County & Surrounding Communities

We proudly serve the following San Diego County, CA cities and surrounding communities: Cardiff, Del Mar, Descanso, El Cajon, Encinitas, Escondido, Julian, La Jolla, Lakeside, Mount Laguna, Poway, Ramona, Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego, Santee, and Solana Beach.

Bio-One of Poway is a proud member of the Poway Chamber of Commerce. Our mold remediation services are available 24/7, 365 days a year. We have the expertise to restore any home or business property from black mold promptly. Give us a call at 858-261-4527 for a free estimate!

Jul 16, 2021

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Are you a landlord with a big mess left by previous tenants? We can help! Our certified technicians will haul away any clutter and remove all biohazards and odors so that your space will be ready to safely house its next tenants.

Bio-One takes care of everything from start to finish:

- Junk removal and hauling

- Biohazard cleanup, including human fluids and feces, drug paraphernalia, rodent or pest waste, and mold removal.

- Odor removal, including cigarette, marijuana, or pet odors

- Deep clean of all surfaces


Call today to set up a free estimate! (858) 261-4527

Oct 28, 2020

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Pulling the heavy particle-board away from where the front door used to be, we had no idea what awaited us in this single-story four-bedroom home in a quiet cozy neighborhood in Rancho Bernardo. The homeowner, now deceased, had been a recluse in his home for the majority of his adult life, but according to neighbors, hadn't left his home at all, nor allowed anyone else in, for at least 20 years. The front door of the home had been cut off by first-responders during a welfare check, and the hoard of expired food, broken furniture, and other garbage was wedged all the way up to and against the door. Because no one could physically get into the house to assess the work needed, we went into this job not knowing exactly what was going to be required of us, but ready to contend with whatever was ahead.

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In the above photos, you can see the living room, dining room, and kitchen, piled high with the impedimenta of an isolated life indoors. The homeowner was a veteran of the Vietnam War and he lived in the home, which was passed down to him from his parents, from the time he returned from his service until his death. Neighbors we spoke with attributed him to be a highly intelligent, albeit idiosyncratic, individual. Not one neighbor had an unkind word to say about the man that occupied this hazardous home, even though his pest and rodent problems, as well as his unruly landscaping, traversed their property lines for many years. 

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The bedrooms and bathrooms were piled high with trash, cases of unopened food, and an impressive collection of electronics and computer parts. The bedrooms and bathrooms were all growing black mold. Neither the kitchen nor the bathrooms had any working plumbing, and we suspect that the homeowner went without running water for quite some time.

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One intriguing mystery in this house was a padlocked door we found near the entrance of the home. There was a masking tape sign with a handwritten note: "Don't even think about it!" The padlock itself was wrapped in more tape. Unable to explore the layout of the home, we weren't sure if this was a room or a closet, nor what could be concealed within. After carefully cutting the lock off, we were relieved to discover a closet full of computer hard drives and spare parts! 

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The garage was another major unknown in this project as we weren't able to get into it from the outside, and the garage entrance inside the home was blocked by the hoard. We did not gain access the garage until a few days into the job when we had finally cleared out enough stuff to uncover an entry point. We had no idea what we would find! The car the neighbors had seen the homeowner driving before withdrawing completely into his home was nowhere to be found.

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While the yard was not used to store hoarded items, it was overgrown and attracting rodent nests, which were then making their way into the neighbors' yards and homes. In addition to our regular cleaning crew, we called in exterminators to clear out the pests in the attic and landscapers to clean up the front and backyard. 

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The cleanup, remediation, and sanitization of this home took a full week and a large dedicated group of technicians to complete in 95 to 100+ degree temperatures while wearing full protective equipment. We removed over 24 tons of waste from this house, which is now ready to be renovated and become the beautiful home of a new family.

It is so fulfilling to be able to help the members of our community clean up and regain their homes. Even though the homeowner was not around, we still wanted to approach this job with compassion and sensitivity. We all enjoyed learning about him through the neighbors' colorful stories and the fragments of his life we uncovered as we worked.

The most defeating feeling was that we were not able to help this homeowner while he could still be around to enjoy his space. If you or a loved one are suffering from hoarding tendencies, please don't hesitate to contact a company like Bio-One to get started on the path to recovery today.

Oct 14, 2020

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Concern about indoor exposure to mold has been increasing as the public becomes aware that exposure to mold can cause a variety of health effects and symptoms, including allergic reactions. Mold can be found almost anywhere. It can grow on virtually any organic substance as long as moisture and oxygen are present. There are types of mold that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, foods, and insulation. When excessive moisture accumulates in buildings or on building materials, mold growth will often occur, particularly if the moisture problems remains undiscovered or unaddressed.

Since mold requires water to grow, it is important to prevent moisture problems in buildings. Moisture problems can have many causes, including uncontrolled humidity. Some moisture problems in buildings have been linked to changes in building construction practices during the 1970s, 80s, and 90s. Some of these changes have resulted in buildings that are tightly sealed, but may lack adequate ventilation, potentially leading to moisture buildup. Building materials, such as drywall, may not allow moisture to escape easily. Moisture problems may include roof leaks, landscaping or gutters that direct water into or under the building, and unvented combustion appliances. delayed or insufficient maintenance are also associated with moisture problems in schools and large buildings. Moisture problems in portable classrooms and other temporary structures have frequently been associated with mold problems. 

When it comes to mold problems, prevention is very important. There are a few ways you can prevent mold in your buildings:

  • Fix leaky plumbing and leaks in the building envelope as soon as possible.
  • Watch for condensation and wet spots. Fix sources of moisture problems as soon as possible.
  • Prevent moisture due to compensation by increasing surface temperature through insulating or increasing air circulation, or reducing humidity in the air through repairing leaks or increasing ventilation.
  • Keep heating, ventilation, and air conditioning drip pans clean, flowing properly, and unobstructed.
  • Vent moisture-generating appliances, such as dryers, to the outside where possible.  
  • Maintain low indoor humidity.
  • Perform regular building and HVAC inspections and maintenance as scheduled.
  • Clean and dry any wet or damp spots within 48 hours.
  • Don't let foundations stay wet. Provide drainage and slope the grout away from the foundation.

While prevention is important, mold issues can still occur and water sources can quickly result in the mold infestation fo homes and businesses. Hiring a professional mold removal company is crucial. Bio-One technicians quickly stop and remove the fungus that occurs naturally in areas subjected to humidity, condensation, water leaks, and insufficient ventilation. Using state-of-the-art safety equipment, Bio-One technicians properly block off areas infested with mold and discard any household or business items that have been highly contaminated, whether that entails tearing out or reconstructing areas or less thorough mold removal procedures. Inadequate removal of mold spores can lead to health risks that include respiratory complications, skin irritation, and severe allergic reactions.

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